This Date in Royals History–1980 Edition: September 23

The Royals continued to struggle through a relatively meaningless stretch of baseball, dropping their fourth straight game as they lost to Seattle, 7-3, on a Tuesday night at the Kingdome. With the AL West title in hand and, under the rules at the time, the playoff schedule set to give Kansas City two home games … Continue reading This Date in Royals History–1980 Edition: September 23

This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: September 20

The Royals had no answer for Athletics outfielder Tony Armas, who blasted two home runs and tied an Oakland record with 12 total bases as the A’s walloped Kansas City, 9-0, on a Saturday night at Royals Stadium. As the Royals tried to ready their playoff rotation, rookie Mike Jones got the start. Things went … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: September 20

This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: September 19

The Royals continued celebrating their AL West title with a 13-3 thrashing of Oakland on a warm and windy Friday night at Royals Stadium. Oakland gave the Royals a gift-wrapped run in the first inning. Willie Wilson led off with a grounder to short, booted by Mario Guerrero to allow Wilson to reach safely. Wilson … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: September 19

This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: September 18

Showing no ill effects following their celebration for clinching the division title the previous night, the Royals rode a four-run second inning to a 5-2 win over California on a Thursday night at Royals Stadium. Trailing 1-0 as they came to bat in the second, Kansas City collected four hits and two walks to chase … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: September 18